Re: Getting the best out of an outboard
- Hi Gary,
I don't see many Porta-Botes in Oz. They are more than double the
cost of an aluminium dinghy and this could have a lot to do with it.
Also there is only one agent who sells them and they aren't
advertised at all. I do think however that the word is spreading a
bit and gradually we will see more of them.
I mainly use mine in the mighty Murray River. I also use it in fresh
water lakes.I live in the State of South Australia where we have two
major peninsulars. They are 80km plus long and are not very deep -
maybe 70ft in the centre. If you know where to look, there is some
excellent fishing to be had in these coastal waters and my porta-
bote also gets used in these areas.
A lot of people spend a few months at a time travelling all the way
around Oz. (They call it "going around the block"). Whilst a fair
bit of that trip is through desert areas, a lot of it is also
coastal and near inland tidal rivers. That is why it always pays to
have a boat with you. A lot of travellers find that an aluminium
boat on top of the vehicle provides a great wind deflector for their
--- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, "Gary Felkner" <gfelkner@y...>
> Do you find many Portaboters in Australia? I spent some time
> bicycling around down your way in 2002, and I was amazed at how
> people in the outback were towing or cartopping boats around theRiver,
> desert. I was afraid they new something I didn't :)
> Seriously, though, I'm curious the types of places you use the
> Portabote. The freshwater lakes, bigger rivers like the Murray
> or in the coastal areas? Do the saltwater lakes support anyboating?
> Gary in Kansas City